Latest Research

This paper invetsigates whether Primary Health Networks (PHNs) are fit-for-purpose to drive and foster needed reforms in primary care, and offer suggestions for improving this capability.

Policy report
21 Feb 2019

This report presents an initial snapshot of public opinion in Australia regarding schools and schooling, including an examination of differences between voters of the main political parties, between parents and non-parents, people living in different areas, and those with different educational backgrounds.

Report
21 Feb 2019

This report provides updated statistics on hospitalisations among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people due to injury. The report highlights specific areas of disadvantage in comparison with non-Indigenous people with respect to the types and causes of injury requiring hospitalisation.

Report
21 Feb 2019

An alarming global trend has surfaced in which states are introducing and using laws to interfere with the right to freedom of association and to hamper the work of civil society organizations and individuals who participate in them. This report shows how this phenomenon is widespread and increasing in all regions.

Report
21 Feb 2019

This Inquiry reviews current international practice regarding petitions in Parliament, recommending reforms to further encourage Members of the House of Representatives to initiate debate on petitions, and to streamline the process for people who wish to submit a petition.

Report
21 Feb 2019

For this sixth report, wastewater samples were collected during weeks of June and August 2018.  Wastewater analysis was conducted at 58 sites (22 capital city and 36 regional) across all Australian states and territories, covering 13 substances, providing a detailed picture of national drug consumption.

Report
20 Feb 2019

The primary aim of this project was to determine how online distribution is changing the environment for operating a creative micro-enterprise, and with it, the larger relationship between public and private spheres. A key research question was - what are the ‘self-making’ skills required to succeed in this competitive environment?

Report
20 Feb 2019

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs is a policy area with a high level of Parliamentary and community interest. In particular, there is strong interest in ensuring funding provided through government programs achieves intended outcomes.

Report
20 Feb 2019